Tactical Transparency: How Leaders Can Leverage Social Media to Maximize Value and Build Their Brand

Tactical Transparency: How Leaders Can Leverage Social Media to Maximize Value and Build Their Brand

by Shel Holtz, John C. Havens
     
 

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tactical transparency

Organizations are under a microscope as never before, and thanks to the Internet and the growing use of high-speed connections, word of misdeeds and mistakes can spread to millions with unprecedented speed, causing untold damage to an organization's reputation and share price. No longer just a "nice-to-know" concept, transparency has become

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tactical transparency

Organizations are under a microscope as never before, and thanks to the Internet and the growing use of high-speed connections, word of misdeeds and mistakes can spread to millions with unprecedented speed, causing untold damage to an organization's reputation and share price. No longer just a "nice-to-know" concept, transparency has become a state of mind for thousands of CEOs, managers, employees, and customers around the globe. The flood of social media has brought in an age of digital transparency that is putting the power to create or destroy a reputation into the hands of consumers. Every business today must speak the language and meet the expectations of a new digital population.

While exposing the risks inherent in maintaining a nontransparent relationship with customers, Tactical Transparency provides a methodology that will help organizations create their own unique plans to bring greater authenticity to their companies and brands. Drawn largely from interviews with leaders in companies that have achieved measurable success in this arena, authors Shel Holtz and John C. Havens provide step-by-step details on how executives and professional communicators can create a transparency strategy that will keep their organizations competitive in the twenty-first century. The authors show how organizations can evaluate their readiness for transparency, what they need to do to get ready, and how'to effectively communicate their transparency strategy to their customers and employees. They also identify aspects of blog/new media "netiquette"—an important but often misunderstood part of engaging in transparency.

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ISBN-13:
9780470293706
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/10/2008
Series:
J-B International Association of Business Communicators Series, #6
Edition description:
New
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

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